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Take a look at the finalists for the 2018 Xero Awards

13 Aug 2018

With Xerocon Brisbane only a few weeks away, partners are gearing up for this year’s Xero Awards. The 2018 Awards are divvied up into four main categories: New Zealand finalists; Australian finalists; Asia finalists; and cloud and app partner finalists.

This year’s New Zealand finalists include BDO, KPMG, PwC, and smaller partners including Ingham Mora, Malloch McClean, Go Fi8ure, Julie Russell Bookkeeping, and Katalyst Office Management.

Last year’s 2017 Xero Awards recognised achievements from New Zealand’s Diprose Miller and Ontrack Bookkeeping, while Australian firms businessDEPOT and Biz Synergy came out winners. CPA Connects took out Asia Partner of the Year. WK Advisors and Accountants, Figured, ApprovalMax, and Practice Ignition also snapped up awards.

“These award winners are leading the pack by embracing innovation and new platforms quickly. The passion and work of these partners and those in our wider network is ultimately making an impact on creating greater job opportunities and growth for our economy. Congratulations to all the winners,” said Xero New Zealand country manager Craig Hudson at the time.

So who’s up for the 2018 Xero Awards? We take a look at the finalists:

New Zealand finalists

Accounting partner of the year

Ingham Mora Limited
Maisey Harris & Co
Malloch McClean
SME FInancial

Bookkeeping partner of the year

Go Fi8ure
Julie Russell Bookkeeping
Katalyst Office Management Ltd

National partner of the year

BDO New Zealand
KPMG New Zealand
PwC New Zealand
SBA

Australian finalists

Accounting partner of the year

Carrick Aland (QLD)
Forsyths (NSW/ACT)
Hood Sweeney (SA/NT)
Nexia Perth (WA)
PJS Financial (TAS)
RBK Advisory (VIC)

Bookkeeping partner of the year

Aegis Business Services (QLD)
Business Boost Centre (NSW/ACT)
Alluvia Financial (VIC)
Creative Accounting Pty Ltd (TAS)
ProAMS (SA/NT)
Total Accounts (WA)

National partner of the year

BDO Australia
Deloitte Australia
First Class Accounts
RSM Australia

Asia finalists

Partner of the year

Agere Accounting & Advisory
Fresh Accounting
Linkers CPA Limited
Nova

Regional partner of the year

BDO (Asia)
Mazars (Asia)

Cloud and app partner finalists

100% cloud award

de Bruin Chartered Accountants Ltd
Robot Pte. Ltd.
SmartBooks Online

App partner of the year

Deputy
Fathom
Spotlight
Receipt Bank

Industry specific app partner

A2X
AccountKit
Practice Ignition
Surgical Partners

Emerging app partner

HR Assured
Infotrack
Redcat
Weploy

​The Xero Awards will be held at Xerocon Brisbane, which runs from September 5-6 2018. We will post the full list of winners here on bizEdge as soon as they are announced.

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